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sweep the board

Definition of sweep the board in English:

Win every event or prize in a contest.
Example sentences
  • Honours went to a team from Nationwide building society in Swindon, which scooped the business trophy, while teams from the military swept the board in other events.
  • Neil Todd, of Gosforth, near Seascale, almost swept the board with 16 first prizes, including best vegetable exhibit.
  • American Beauty swept the board, a triumph of thoughtful, provocative cinema over Hollywood's usual predictable bilge.
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